Tata Punch EV

The first new model from Tata Motors for 2024 has been unveiled: the Tata Punch EV, which is the company’s second electric SUV and fourth all-electric vehicle. The new Punch EV is now available for reservations. 

It costs Rs 21,000 and may be made at Tata’s new EV-only stores, a few regular showrooms, and online. Additionally, this is Tata’s first vehicle based on the Acti.ev, or Gen 2 EV architecture, as Tata refers to it. 

Tata Punch EV: Exterior

The front of the bonnet features a full width light bar, and the primary headlamp cluster is divided, resembling the Nexon EV in design. Additionally, this electric SUV is the first Tata EV to feature a front-mounted charging port. A fake silver skid plate and new vertical strakes on the plastic cladding are added to the entirely redesigned lower bumper. 

It has a dual-tone bumper design, a roof-mounted spoiler, and a Y-shaped brake light arrangement on the back. The ICE Punch has drum brakes at the back, while the Punch EV receives new 16-inch alloys with disc brakes on all four wheels. In addition, it is the first Tata EV with a frunk.

Tata Punch EV: powertrain, range, battery

Tata has revealed the brand-new acti.ev architecture upon which the Punch is built, but it hasn’t yet disclosed the Punch EV’s precise technical specifications. 

As we previously reported, the two versions that are now available are standard and extended range, and they are anticipated to have 25kWh and 35kWh battery packs, respectively. 

While the latter also receives a 7.2kW AC charger, the former just receives a 3.3kW AC charger. Additionally, fast DC charging is supported. 

The range of this modular platform is said to be between 300 and 600 kilometers, depending on the battery type and model. Therefore, a range of 300–400 kilometers appears acceptable for the Punch EV. 

We know it has multi-mode brake regeneration, but we’re still waiting on more information regarding power and torque numbers. 

Tata Punch EV: Interior

The Punch EV’s interior features a tiered dashboard, with the new 10.25-inch infotainment screen serving as the centerpiece. The 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster and the two-spoke lighted steering wheel, which are taken from the larger Tata SUVs, are also new. However, a 7.0-inch infotainment screen and digital cluster are standard on lower-end models. Only the Long Range models of the Nexon EV will come with the jeweled rotary drive selector. 

A 360-degree camera, leatherette seats, an automatic parking brake with auto hold, linked car technology, a wireless charger, heated front seats, cruise control, and the new arcade.ev software suite are just a few of the goodies that the top-spec Punch EV will come equipped with. 

There is also the option of a sunroof. For a car this large, a handful of these amenities are first. Six airbags, ABS and ESC as standard, a blind view monitor, three-point seat belts for every seat, ISOFIX mounts, and an SOS function are among its safety features. 

Tata Punch EV: variants and trims

While the Long Range comes in three trim levels (Adventure, Empowered, and Empowered+), the regular Punch EV is offered in five variations (Smart, Smart+, Adventure, Empowered, and Empowered+). There are five different dual-tone paint options available for both models. 

The Citroen eC3 is the target market for the Tata Punch EV. Given that it would lie between the Nexon EV MR and the Tiago EV MR, ex-showroom pricing may vary from Rs 10 lakh to Rs 13 lakh.

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